366S: “No time, only duration” (Solved!)

 Forgotten author name, likely American or British – collection of short stories with sci-fi/horror-type themes. I read the book `eons ago’ – so probably 60s or 70s.

The story of interest describes where 3 characters wind up inside a room where there is “no time, only duration,” so they’ll supposedly live forever if they never leave the room. An epilogue then tells us “a building was torn down and 3 skeletons were found in it…..”

The cover had some odd-looking creature on it, reminiscent of the YELLOW SUBMARINE animation style.

2 thoughts on “366S: “No time, only duration” (Solved!)

  1. Gill

    ‘Carlton’s Father’ by Eric Ambrose.

    Found in ‘The 4th Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories’ published 1967.

    Also in ‘The Evening Standard Second Book of Strange Stories’ published 1937

  2. Barry Fowler

    Wow! Thank you very much. I’ve ordered a copy of the book, and will be glad to read that story. Many thanks! 😉


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